Monday, 30 November 2009

Early 19th. c. Quarter Veneer Breakfast Table.

A quality piece of furniture to kick start the week. An early 19th.c. tilt top pedestal breakfast table c.1825. The remarkable patterned table top is of 12 sections of excellent quarter veneers in flame mahogany. With a good carved pedestal and veneered base on three well carved feet. The top has not been repolished, retaining instead a lovely mellow colour and original fininsh.
Dimensions: diameter 54", height 29".

Friday, 27 November 2009

Sleeping Beauty - Late 18th.c. Oak Dresser Base.

It seems suprising that Welsh dressers still turn up in unrestored condition but here is proof they do. This superb late 18th.c. oak dresser base with beautifully shaped 'slap on' panels typical of North Wales is a new arrival here at the shop today. It has obviously been neglected for some time but, remarkably, retains all its original handles and is of excellent colour and patina, especially on the top. Cleaned, waxed and with a little sympathetic restoration this sleeping beauty will awaken, ready to receive the attention it deserves!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Mid 19th.c Mahogany 4 Door Sideboard.

More images here of our mid 19th.c. inverted breakfront four door sideboard which arrived the other day. Now cleaned and polished, with keys for all the doors and looking great. Tons of storage in the three oak lined drawers and large central cupboard flanked by two smaller cupboards. Notice the original bottle drawer to the right hand cupboard.
Dimensions: length 72", depth 23", height 36".

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

William IV Mahogany Chiffonier c.1830.

New on the shop floor today after being restored; this unusual William IV mahogany chiffonier c.1830. A single drawer and cupboard base below a 'cascade' of shelves. Excellent flame mahogany veneers to the door and columns. Original lock and key.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

New Stock

We have new stock arriving everyday here at the warehouse so please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for something particular. In the meantime here are some images of the most recent additions to our stock. An unusual circular side table with claw feet and matching pair of urn stands in mahogany inlaid with mother of pearl. Probably Japanese c.1920. Also new for today is this mid Victorian, inlaid burr walnut fold over card table c.1880. Both have been restored and repolished in our workshop.

antique walnut card table
card tableantique games table

Monday, 23 November 2009

Pair Mahogany Side Cabinets c.1860.

New for today after being restored and repolished in our workshops is this fine pair of mid 19th.c. mahogany pedestal chest of drawers c.1860.

antique mahogany bedside cabinets
small mahogany bedside drawers

Friday, 20 November 2009

Liberty & Co Hall Cupboard.

Purchased locally and newly arrived in the shop this afternoon is this lovely arts and crafts style hall cupboard. In solid oak with gracefully curved coat hooks on the sides and unusual 'bullseye' leaded glass panel. It was an added bonus when on the back we discovered a label from Liberty & Co; one of the most acclaimed makers and retailers of furniture from this period.

liberty & co hall wardrobe
antique liberty & co.
liberty wardrobe

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Late 19th.c. Red Walnut Dining Table.

Newly French polished and out on the shop floor this afternoon is this quality late Victorian red walnut extending dining table. With two removable leaves it opens and closes on a corkscrew mechanism with original handle supplied. Turned and fluted leg with original castors. A comfortable 8 seater it would accommodate 10.
Dimensions: 46" x 93" when fully extended. 46" x 59" closed.

antique dining table
extending dining table
antique mahogany dining table

Friday, 13 November 2009

Mid Victorian Mahogany Four Door Sideboard.

A new arrival at the shop on a very wet afternoon here in North Wales. This well proportioned mid Victorian mahogany four door chiffonier sideboard. With three drawers over cupboards fitted with original slides and bottle drawer. In need of a polish but otherwise in very good condition, I shall post again when it is fully restored.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Admiral Fitzroy Barometer

This late Victorian oak cased Fitzroy barometer is new in the shop this afternoon. A mercury barometer with two adjustable markets is accompanied by a thermometer and chemical storm glass. The back of the case carries various of the Admiral's observations on falling and rising mercury which can be used to predict the weather.
Admiral Robert Fitzroy (1805-1865) was one of the most remarkable men of his generation. Made captain of The Beagle aged just 23, he was accompanied on his second voyage to survey the Southern reaches of the South American continent by Charles Darwin. Later in his career he became the founding head of what became the meterological office, charged with collecting and collating information which would help forcast the weather - a crucial advance for a country so reliant on maritime trade. Following the wrecking of the Royal Charter of the coast of Anglesey in 1859 Fitzroy barometers, complete with his observations were stationed at most ports and fishing harbours to be consulted by capatins before setting out. In the 1860's the telegraph system was used to bring Fitzroy news of the weather from across the country and the first daily forecasts began to be carried in The Times.

French Bedroom Suite c.1920.

New for today this wonderful double bed and matching armoire in burr walnut with ormalu detailing by the French manufacturers Haentges Freres of Paris c.1930. Sold together with a new and very clean bed base and matress

Friday, 6 November 2009

Late 18th.c. Oak Three Drawer Dresser Base c.1790.

New on the floor today after being retored and repolished in our workshop is this elegant late 18th.c oak three drawer dresser base. With an attractive shaped apron across the front and original pad feet. These 'open' dressers were produced in mid and South Wales as opposed to the enclosed cupboard based dressers of the North. This one dates c.1790.
Dimensions: length 78" x depth 19" x height 32".

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Large Oak Bookcase c.1900.

Newly arrived this afternoon here at the showroom is this splendid early 20th.c. oak bookcase. Measuring an impressive 78" wide x 84" tall it is a good colour with a great Arts and Crafts look. Would make a great library bookcase or alternatively a very useful kitched cabinet.